A stray glance at last night's BBC4 schedules might have tricked people into thinking that Britain's Oldest Family Businesses were being given the Horrible Histories treatment. Alas, this is actually part of a three-part strand called Hidden Histories, which is similar in that it is about history, but different in that it is a very on-the-straight-and-narrow documentary for BBC4 rather than a daft romp through the past with Steve Punt and pals.
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Wednesday 28 March 2012
Three men who carried out the "pre-meditated brutal" murder of a businessman were jailed for life today.
Friday 23 March 2012
Where are you now and what can you see?
Tuesday 13 March 2012
Businesses which retain a strong family connection have a mixed reputation on the stock market. Sometimes external shareholders have good reason for complaint: when businesses run by a family (or even a strong-minded entrepreneur) raise money from them, it can sometimes seem they are treated like second-class citizens. That the message is something like: "Yes, yes, please give us your money. And then go away quickly."
Wednesday 11 January 2012
The numbers guy?
Friday 06 January 2012
Stores which bore the brunt of rampaging mobs during the summer riots face another two years before they resume trading at previous levels.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Boris Johnson's sister, a former 'Sunday Times' journalist and writer of steamy novels, was just too much for the magazine's proprietor, seventysomething Julia Budworth. Now Johnson has gone. Matthew Bell finds out what's going on at 'The Lady'
Monday 14 November 2011
Britain's family-owned businesses will today call on the Government to cut red tape and increase support for a sector that generates an estimated £1.1 trillion of revenues.
Thursday 25 August 2011
Edinburgh can be a hard and wet place. Honestly I’ve found myself to be far happier just staying inside my brand new student apartment marvelling at the lights which turn on and off without a switch (motion sensor). But if I had to recommend somewhere to go it would be Tesco. It has such a fine assortment of products to buy, everything from vegetables to cleaning utensils. An amazing place, really.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
A man appeared in court yesterday accused of starting the fire that destroyed a furniture shop in Croydon during the London riots.
Monday 15 August 2011
A teenager was "frog-marched" to a police station after his parents saw photos of him looting, a court heard today.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Sunday 10 July 2011
My father died last week. He was a good man who served in the Fleet Air Arm in the Second World War before running the family business in Beirut with integrity and considerable bravery. He had a good life, but it's still a shock when you realise that somebody is no longer there.
Saturday 25 June 2011
Shares in the Italian fashion house Prada opened only 0.25 per cent higher on its trading debut in Hong Kong yesterday, amid waning investor interest in initial public offerings and volatile global stock markets.
Saturday 18 June 2011
Italian fashion house Prada has made it down the stock-market catwalk at its fifth attempt – but only after cutting the price of its listing by a fifth at the last minute.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Former FA chairman claims Premier League would only back 2018 process in return for '39th game' approval
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Exclusive: UK approved £7m Israeli arms sales in six months before Gaza conflict
- 1 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'